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#1 BairleaFarm OFFLINE  

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Posted August 04, 2014 - 10:53 AM

As some may know my 990 caught fire.  I had planned on building it back the way I wanted but after taking down to the frame I have decided against it.

 

I have decided to build one from the frame up.  I suppose I could put a WH together with the parts I have on the shelf.  I'm building this more because I want to.  I've never done this much of a build but I want something different I want to look back and say yes, I built that.  Over the years I've gotten frustrated for things not going/being the way I want.  Time to make it happen.  My goal is to have this done enough to plow with it come Ball Hollow.

 


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Posted August 04, 2014 - 01:26 PM

Step #1 Don't do your work and plan on building a GT.

Step #2 Send your runner to go pick up your frame rails.

Step #3 Find a decent set of tires on the cheap.

 

 

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Posted August 04, 2014 - 02:01 PM

That's a tall order! Putting a GT together from scratch in less than 2 months is going to be a challenge. I take it you know what you will be using for major components, engine, trans, etc. Looking forward to seeing this take shape. 


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Posted August 04, 2014 - 02:30 PM

Yes and I've got all the major stuff here. I won't be disappointed if it's not completed and I won't rush to make the deadline.

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Posted August 04, 2014 - 04:01 PM

Good luck, and can't wait to see the finished product !


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Posted August 04, 2014 - 06:37 PM

Got the rear stripped down.

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Where the black meets the red will be the suggested outside of the frame rails.

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From that point to the outside off the hub is only 4.5" That's going to be ridiculously tight. I figure I can get 2" spacers but based on the offset of the 990 wheels that still won't be enough.

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I have the option to use regular 5 lug gt wheels. I don't think the offset is nearly as much as the 990

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Posted August 04, 2014 - 08:27 PM

Good luck


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Posted August 04, 2014 - 08:46 PM

Looking forward to watching this build.

Can you give more details as to all the parts you'll be using, or

is to early for that. I understand, that you'll be doing a fair

bit of shooting from the hip, as you go. :thumbs:

Keep us posted as you progress please.


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Posted August 04, 2014 - 09:02 PM

This rear end and a 16hp kohler so far.

I wanted the frame to hug the hydro like pictured below but I just don't have the clearance.

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I'm going to have to build the forward frame like the wh and do a rear setup to hold the 3ph

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The rock shaft needs the 13" width on the frame that I planned on in the first pic.

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Posted August 04, 2014 - 09:37 PM

Good luck on your project. Looking forward to watching your progress! I've been wanting to do this too, but it's all just in my head so far. 


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Posted August 04, 2014 - 09:44 PM

I may need all kinds of luck.

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I don't care about the brake shaft at this moment.

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The top of the 2x4 is about where the top of my frame will be. Pretty much no room on the hydro pulley side.

I wish the hydro in the 990 was good. I doubt I'll find a rear end local I could use


Does anyone have a cub reared they could measure the width of?

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Posted August 04, 2014 - 10:04 PM

What gts had a front input shaft on their hydro?

Massey
Snapper
Cub
???

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Posted August 04, 2014 - 10:41 PM

What gts had a front input shaft on their hydro?

Massey
Snapper
Cub
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Some of the John Deeres like the 318, Bolens, and some Ariens also had front facing input shafts.  The Power Kings with the plastic body's also had them but those are probably going to be hard to find as a complete unit.  The Cub Cadet rears are approx. 10 1/2" wide.  Looking forward to the build.  It should be interesting.    Stewart


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Posted August 05, 2014 - 10:57 AM

Any shaft drive hydro tractor should have a front facing drive. The older JD300 series have the heavy Dana rear end and a Sundstrand15. That's how they are configured. 30mm axles as well. Pretty hefty and generally cheaper then the 318.



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Posted August 05, 2014 - 11:10 AM

I have the option to use regular 5 lug gt wheels. I don't think the offset is nearly as much as the 990

Plus you can get away from those danged 15" rims.

 

Older JD 300 series adn 400 series, Simplicity Sunstar and Sunsetter all have shaft driven Hydros.






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